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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate in historic first for a woman of color
Choice of California senator follows months-long search Harris is first Black woman and first Asian American on a major party’s presidential ticket Harris named as Biden’s running mate – live VP pick updates Joe Biden has named California senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate, a historic choice he believes will bolster his chances of beating Donald Trump in an election year
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How Kamala Harris's friendship with Beau Biden united her with Joe
Harris and Biden’s late son were longtime allies, helping to cement the relationship behind the Democratic ticket Long before Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate , and even before they faced off as rival Democratic presidential candidates, the two had bonded over their mutual love for Biden’s son Beau – and grief over his death. Harris’s friendship with Biden’s late son, who died in
Donald Trump and his campaign launch scattergun attacks on Kamala Harris
Trump campaign struggles to reconcile accusations that Biden’s VP pick was an overzealous prosecutor and that the pair won’t be tough enough on crime Donald Trump’s reelection campaign wasted no time in targeting Kamala Harris with scattergun attacks that sought to define her as “the most liberal leftist nominee” ever to run for vice-president. The US president hurled insults from the bully pulpi
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Videos have shown congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene voicing racist, antisemitic and Islamophobic views Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed racist views and support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th congressional district. Greene beat the neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoff for the open seat on
Two dead and hundreds of thousands without power after wind storm batters US midwest
States assess widespread damage to crops and property after ‘devastating’ storm brings gusts of more than 100mph Hundreds of thousands across the midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people. The storm, known as a derecho, tore f
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In choosing Kamala Harris, Biden may have found the anti-Trump
Biden’s VP pick ‘makes America look more like America’ – and now Harris is better placed than anyone to be the first female president Joe Biden may have just chosen the anti-Trump as his running mate – and, if he wins, as his successor. The selection of California senator Kamala Harris for the Democrats’ vice-presidential nomination puts a woman of colour on a major party ticket for the first tim
Buzzkill: Mississippi rejects state flag featuring giant mosquito
Proposed design slipped through screening process and should not have been selected, state officials say Mississippi will not put a huge mosquito on its new state flag. The state department of archives and history (MDAH) said on Tuesday that a design featuring the blood-sucking insect had slipped through the screening process and should not have been among the selections posted online on Monday.
Kamala Harris: memorable moments from Joe Biden's VP pick – video
Kamala Harris, 55, has become the first black woman on a major presidential ticket in US history after democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden named her as his VP pick. From her punishing cross-examinations of Trump officials to previous clashes with Biden over racism, we look back at the California senator's key moments in politics Kamala Harris named as Joe Biden’s running mate – live VP pi
Kamala Harris: trailblazer who went from Joe Biden’s rival to running mate
Harris became the second Black woman and the first South Asian-American person to serve as a US senator and will be the first Black vice-president if she and Biden defeat Trump Just a year ago, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden were sparring on a debate stage over racism. Harris, then a Democratic presidential candidate, attacked her rival over his past opposition to mandated busing to integrate racial
Pompeo failed to 'fully assess' civilian cost of Saudi arms sales, watchdog finds
State department’s inspector general office finds Pompeo acted within the law, but did not ‘fully assess’ risk of deaths in Yemen A US government watchdog investigation into the “emergency” sale of more than $8bn in weapons to Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies has found the state department failed to “fully assess” or mitigate the risk of civilian casualties in Yemen. The report by the state depar
Elijah McClain's family sue Colorado police over his death
Parents of Black man who died after being put in chokehold and injected with sedative accused police of pattern of racism The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after officers in suburban Denver put him in a chokehold and paramedics injected him with a sedative, sued police and medical officials Tuesday, accusing the Aurora police department of a longstanding pa
College football season on brink as Big Ten and Pac-12 says they won't play this fall
Concerns over Covid-19 forces conference into decision Big Ten contains some of biggest names in college sports Why college football is the perfect storm for Covid-19 The Big Ten and PAC-12 won’t play football this fall because of concerns about Covid-19, becoming the first two of college sports’ so-called power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The season may instead be played in the spring
Manchester City's Sam Mewis: 'It's a little scary doing something new'
The World Cup winner has joined from North Carolina Courage and hopes to bring a bit of American mentality to the WSL This week Manchester City leapt on the chance to scoop up a proven champion as uncertainty over the return of competitive football in the United States left a hefty hole in the calendar. That hole is likely to be filled with some form of competition later in the year but, in the m
Stock markets boom as hopes rise for US economic stimulus and Covid-19 vaccine
S&P edges towards all-time record with oil prices and hospitality stocks rising as investor optimism rebounds US stock markets moved closer to record highs on Tuesday after investors bet on a fresh round of government spending to lift the economy and counter the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The S&P 500, seen as the broadest measure of US investor sentiment, raced to a 10-point gain by mid af
Seattle police chief announces retirement as city council reduces department
Carmen Best, city’s first Black police chief, said retirement would be effective 2 September Seattle’s police chief has announced she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the city council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers. The council on Monday had approved a reduction in the budget of the police department of less than 1% after months of protests demanding
Unions demand US government take charge over 'inexcusable' PPE shortage
Groups petition health and homeland security departments to use Defense Production Act to manufacture and ship protective gear A large coalition of labor unions and climate action groups have petitioned the US health and homeland security departments to take over the manufacture and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE). The unions, including the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees Inter
Trump unveils new Covid adviser who backs reopening schools
Dr Scott Atlas ‘will be working with us on coronavirus’ – Trump Atlas said in June not allowing schools to reopen was ‘ludicrous’ Amid increasing public clashes with his top public health advisers on the pandemic, Donald Trump appears to have turned to an academic whose views on swift reopening in the face of coronavirus mirror his own. Related: Covid live news: New Zealand reports first new case
'He wasn't political': Trump picks Michael Jordan over LeBron James
President says NBA protests have ‘a nastiness’ about them Trump returns to topic of whether NFL players should kneel Donald Trump has waded into the anthem debate as well as the long-running conversation over the merits of LeBron James and Michael Jordan during a call to Clay Travis’ Fox Sports radio show on Tuesday. Jordan and James are often held up as the two greatest players of the modern NBA
Wave of evictions sweeps US amid impasse over coronavirus protections
Moratorium in federal housing expired at end of July Trump stopgap measures seen as of doubtful efficacy A huge wave of evictions is gathering pace across the US, with tens of millions of people facing the looming prospect of being ejected from their homes with the expiry of federal government protections. A moratorium on evictions from most federally backed housing, along with a $600-a-week unem
Why would anyone argue against billionaires paying more tax? Just see Useful Idiot theory | Arwa Mahdawi
Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have both made tens of billions of dollars during the pandemic. Yet many people still defend the super-rich There is a school in my Manhattan neighbourhood that has been giving out free meals during the pandemic – and every time I walk past it the line seems longer. A community fridge recently popped up a couple of blocks away; it’s one of many that activists have i
You have pesticides in your body. But an organic diet can reduce them by 70% | Kendra Klein and Anna Lappe
A new study shows that US families consume cancer-linked glyphosate in their food. The good news: going organic rapidly reduces levels Never before have we sprayed so much of a chemical on our food, on our yards, on our children’s playgrounds. So it’s no surprise that Roundup – the world’s most widely used weedkiller – shows up in our bodies. What is perhaps surprising is how easy it is to get it
First Thing: the US healthcare workers lost on the Covid frontline
More than 900 American healthcare workers have died with coronavirus, and the number is still rising. Plus, the BLM campaigner who’s heading for Congress Good morning, Seven weeks after the world recorded its 10 millionth case of the coronavirus, the global number of infections has topped 20m . Yet the World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has at last sounded a note of opti
Revealed: QAnon Facebook groups are growing at a rapid pace around the world
Guardian investigation finds the Facebook communities are gaining followers as Twitter cracks down on QAnon content New and established QAnon groups on Facebook are growing at a rapid pace and helping to spread the baseless and dangerous conspiracy theory to new countries around the world, a Guardian investigation has found. The Guardian has documented more than 170 QAnon groups, pages and accoun
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